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Ian Thomas Associates

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About Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas is a dual-qualified lawyer currently working in Ireland and in England and Wales.

In October 1993, Ian was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray’s Inn. He practises from the Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC at 6 Pump Court, Temple, London.

He relocated to Ireland and in 2006 Ian was admitted as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland. In 2012 he started Ian Thomas Associates.

As his career progressed, Ian began to specialise in regulatory law and he now offers legal, regulatory and compliance advice to businesses and individuals particularly those working in the food industry and the FMCG sectors.

Ian is a Contributing Lecturer to the PgC/PgD/MSc Food Regulatory Affairs course (University of Ulster/UCD) and he is an elected Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology. 

He is a regular speaker at food law conferences and seminars and is a guest lecturer on the Development of Food Law and Policy for the MSc Course in Applied Culinary Nutrition at Technological University Dublin (Tallaght).

Ian is a member of the Food Law Group, the Food Safety Professionals Association and is an affiliate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. He is also a member of the Certification Committee of Excellence Ireland Quality Association (the Q Mark).

He is a consultant with La Touche Training (Dublin) where he provides training on law, practice, procedure, evidence and courtroom skills.

Recommendations in the UK Bar Law Directories

Chambers and Partners

“A very experienced and able operator…Very knowledgeable in food safety and hygiene.”

“A true food safety expert, he has a grasp of pitching his in-depth, technical knowledge in the most appropriate commercial context.”

“He is extremely user-friendly and makes advocacy look easy.”

Legal 500

“A true food safety expert, he has a grasp of pitching his in-depth, technical knowledge in the most appropriate commercial context.”

“He is extremely user-friendly and makes advocacy look easy.”

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